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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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What's the best stuff to clean aluminum parts on bike?

Getting ready for cleaning the bike when the shit hits, I am gonna tear it down to the frame maybe this time.

Anyway you know all those under carriage aluminum parts that gets road tar, doesn't look as new as it was.

Anyone found some good stuff to get those parts back to new looking without buffing?



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mothers aluminum polish!!!!! dont leave home without it!!

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jimbo, i dont want to buff that stuff if i dont have to, might as well crome it then (bling bling)

the stuff i am talking about is like the engine head, rear end linkage, dog bones, tranny,etc...that stuff bro.



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How about wheel cleaner that's safe for aluminum?

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You can use carb cleaner as long as you keep it off seals.

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carb cleaner gets the aluminum shiny?



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carb cleaner gets the aluminum shiny?
No it doesnt shine the aluminum. Just cleans gunk off of it.


IF you want it to shine, use what you use on your head.

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I just use Simple Green for the heavy grime and finish up with WD40

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Try some mineral spirits(solvent) then go over it again with some WD-40
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